Waxwing, named because of a small amount of red on their wings which looks like melted wax. I have already photographed them in a couple of different places this month.
In one location, I was surprised to find them feeding on the grass, which is something I have never seen before.
They look quite different to most of our birds and are not indiginenous to the u.k, but turn up on our shores in the Winter months in small numbers, but occasionaly in “irruption years”, which happen due to population increases and shortage of food these birds travel further afield in large flocks and end up in the uk.
They are so pretty and I love it when I get the chance to see them. Although they are occasionally are seen in Fife, I was more than happy to photograph them less than 10 minutes walk from my front door.
As you can see from the first two photographs in the gallery, the weather was bad with low cloud cover, but I still was able to get a couple of photos.